96% of Private Kindergartens Offer English Classes

October 27, 2008

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA–Nearly all private kindergartens run English classes, Rep. Choi Jae-sung of the Democratic Party said Thursday. Choi conducted a survey of 274 private kindergartens across the country and found that 262 or 96 percent provide English classes. The monthly tuition for English classes averaged at 25,000 won per child. The kindergartens were found to full story  related story


Competition is forcing English into kindergartens

October 27, 2008

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA–More than nine out of 10 private Korean kindergartens are disregarding the curriculum determined by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and are teaching English to their students. Teaching English in kindergarten is illegal under the Early Childhood Education law. In South Korea, the kindergarten curriculum is under the jurisdiction full story  related story